Gia Annette Washington, PhD



Phone: 832-822-3700
Fax: 832-825-4164

Contact Information

6701 Fannin
Suite 1630
Houston, TX 77030
United States

Assistant Professor, Director of Post-Doctoral Programs, Department of Pediatrics, Section of Psychology

Baylor College of Medicine


School Education Degree Year
University of California at Davis School of Medici fellowship Pediatric Psychology 2002
Children's Mercy Hospital internship Pediatric Psychology 2001
St. Louis University postgraduate education Doctor of Philosophy 2000


Dr. Washington is a Clinical Psychologist and Assistant Professor at Baylor College of Medicine\Texas Children's Hospital. She is a pediatric psychologist specializing in chronic health conditions in underserved populations. Dr. Washington serves as a psychology liaison to the Sickle Cell/Hematology, Retrovirology, Bariatric Surgery and Endocrinology Services within TCH. Her clinical interests also include adolescent depression, women's psychology, mental health issues and cultural practices of African Americans and multicultural issues in mental health.

Dr. Washington is the Director of Post-Doctoral Training within the Psychology Service. She serves on the Executive Board of the Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology Specialty of the American Board of Professional Psychology. Her research interests include examining psychosocial factors related to pediatric obesity, gastric bypass and sick cell disease. She has collaborated with multiple institutions in projects in these areas. Dr. Washington also participates in community outreach and enjoys speaking in the Houston community about mental health topics and career development.


Organization Name Role
American Board of Professional Psychology Executive Board Member
American Psychological Association - Divisions 54 and 45 Member
Committee on Diversity Inclusion, Psychology Service Chair

Selected Publications